Berlinski tempts Peter Robinson to ask him whether he still considers himself an agnostic.
The Nazi Party, says David Berlinski, “was a marvelous engine of cooperation. All those Nazis cooperated with one another running death camps.”
The two also discuss discontinuities in the fossil record as well as Berlinski’s insistence that “any theory of natural selection must plainly meet what I have called a rule against deferred success.”
Dr. Berlinski questions evolutionary understandings of language and expresses doubt as to what reproductive benefit could have accrued to “the first guy to master the Greek subjunctive.”
If anyone is worrying, it is Coyne and his fellow Darwinists, alarmed at the defection of a stellar intellect like Gelernter.